The only editing applied to this partial recording of events as supplied to Radio RWB was to cut out long periods of silence where no debate is taking place.
In a major and unexpected reversal for Nick Griffin, the core proposals which he, Pat Harrington and Clive Jefferson invented, were dropped at the General Members’ Meeting and replaced with all the essential parts of the constitution as adopted at the December 2010 conference.
The astonishing turn of events came right at the end of a stormy GMM held in Wigan, at which Mr Griffin initially tried to force through his original proposals.
There were audible gasps of shock when the meeting was told that the proposals, as sent out to members in the mail, had in fact been drawn up the day before by Mr Griffin, highly unpopular non-party member Pat Harrington and Clive Jefferson.
In response to repeated criticisms as to why the correct consultation procedure had not been followed—as had been promised in writing and in person by Mr Griffin at the December 2010 conference—Mr Griffin shifted position twice.
First he told the meeting that there had been consultation (something what was patently false and which raised gales of laughter from the audience) and then said that the reason why the proposals had not been put online for review (also as promised in writing) was because people would “accuse the party of censoring comments and presenting a biased view.”
This blatant lie collapsed when the meeting was told the real reason why the proposals had not gone online was because they had only been drawn up by Messrs. Griffin, Harrington and Jefferson literally the day they were sent out.
In his closing speech, not covered in this recording, Mr Griffin admitted that he had erred, and promised never to do it again.
The only part of the decisions taken at the GMM which have subsequently been implemented, has been the four-year term of the leadership. The National Executive, which in theory would have the right to remove the chairman from office, has not been properly constituted.
The Radio Red, White and Blue recording may be found by clicking here.